Death Makes the Cut

Death Makes the Cut

Book - 2012
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The first bell of the new school year hasn't even rung, and Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore is already at the scene of a murder. Friend and fellow teacher Fred Argus has been found dead on campus, and it isn't long before the annoying, albeit attractive, Austin police detective Colin Gallagher uncovers evidence that Fred might have been selling drugs to students. Shocked by her loss as well as the insinuation that Fred was a dealer who got what he deserved, Jocelyn starts asking the kinds of questions guaranteed to set fellow teachers, administrators, and parents on edge.

With the school serving as the setting for a big-time director's latest film, her investigation could hardly have come at a worse time. Jocelyn, however, finds clearing her friend's name far more important than the needs of a pesky movie crew and doesn't care who knows it. But it's only when she's attacked while on set that she realizes someone is determined to make sure the secrets hidden by Fred's death remain hidden no matter what the cost.

Humor, romance, and murder abound in Janice Hamrick's follow-up to her Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award--winning debut, Death on Tour , and make Death Makes the Cut a charming addition to this outstanding new series.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250005540
Branch Call Number: HAMRICK J
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm.


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LaughingOne Sep 12, 2013

Here's a teacher I would have liked to have. She treats the students like human beings and actually listens to them and stands up for them. I like Jocelyn better in this second book than I did in the first (Death on Tour), partly because I don't especially care for boyfriend Alan. Possible new romance appears in this book. The plot gets a bit convoluted and I didn't figure out the who-done-it until near the end -- this is always a plus for me.


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